Home Maintenance Inspection
Houses are just like everything else that you own…they need regular maintenance. You know you have to change the oil in your car, but not all homeowners take the time to hire a professional home inspector, who can look to make sure that everything is in good shape with their home. We generally recommend a home maintenance inspection be performed every five years to detect the issues that can cost you money if undetected for a longer period of time.
This is also a good inspection for home owners who have investment/rental properties that they have to maintain. I also offer a pre-renovation consulting service.
“What’s that sound, is it water running? Or… Is that crack really that big?”
Home Inspections will provide you with a detailed list of observed conditions usually within 24 hours of the inspection. We recommend that you be present to gain important maintenance information and tips about your home and to ask any questions that you may have. While this is not a full inspection, we will check the major maintenance areas of your home.
We will check the major maintenance areas of your home such as:
- Exterior walls
- Plumbing fixtures
- Electrical systems
- Heating and A/C systems (Weather permitting)
- Safety concerns
*A home maintenance inspection will take between 1 1/2 to 3 hours for an average size home.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our home inspection report covers all the major systems and structural elements of the house. This includes the condition of the homes heating and air conditioning systems, plumbing and electrical systems, roof, foundation, attic and visible insulation, walls, doors, windows and all visible structures.
No. The code of ethics of the ASTTBC prohibits its members from doing repair work on properties they inspect. This assures that there will never be any conflict of interest by the inspector. Our purpose is to provide an unbiased, objective third party report on the condition of the home.
Chances are that even if you are very familiar with home construction, you still don’t have the knowledge, training, tools and experience of a professional Home Inspector. We are familiar with all the systems of a home, how they work and need to be maintained, but we also know what to look for when they are about to fail. But beyond the technical expertise and experience a professional inspector brings, it is important to remember that the inspector remains an impartial third party. If you are involved in buying or selling a house, it’s impossible for you to remain completely unemotional about the house, and this may cloud your judgment. The professional inspector will provide an objective, impartial report of the condition of the home.